There are several medications on the market that are not available in child-friendly strengths or dosage forms; and sometimes, the ones that are, contain chemical sweeteners and coloring agents that children have allergies to.

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How Can Compounds Help?

Compounding offers an opportunity for your child’s pediatrician to prescribe the medication your child needs in a strength and dosage form appropriate for their needs. Commonly prescribed compounded medications include the following:

  • Suspensions for GERD and acid reflux
  • Swish and spit formulas for throat and mouth pain
  • Medications normally dosed in capsules or tablets compounded into oral suspensions
  • Transdermal formulations for nausea and vomiting
  • Dermatological formulations for eczema, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis
  • Diaper rash ointments